The Senate has firmly denied the alleged disbursement of N100 million to lawmakers.
Senator Yemi Adaramodu, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, took a stand against this claim in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday.
In his statement, Senator Adaramodu expressed strong disapproval of the allegation made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). He characterized the accusation of lawmakers receiving such a substantial sum as strange, ludicrous, and completely unthinkable.
“What do these negative characters want to gain from their lies and falsehood against the National Assembly? This is strange to us, very ludicrous and unthinkable.
“There is no N100million for a legislator anywhere, from which budget is this coming from?
“How, where and when? this is another satanic ploy of a miserable gang of media and political dark angels, to bring the Nigerian parliament into disrepute and pitch the legislators against the Nigerian public.
“We believe that the public is aware that popular democracy is an anathema to some unpatriotic political mercenaries, hence their systemic blackmail of the parliament, which undoubtedly is the soul of democracy and sovereignty,” Adaramodu said.
Senator Adaramodu urged the public, particularly Nigerian workers, to dismiss the allegation entirely.
The Senator added, “The National Assembly shall not hesitate, henceforth to take constitutional and legal actions against irreverent merchants of rumours and ill wills against legislators.
“The national assembly should not be taken as a political scapegoat.
“We don’t expect anything less from the NLC leadership, we only opined that they will place national interest above partisan nihilistic outbursts.
“If the Congress wishes to serve as the conscience of Nigerian workers, it must purge itself of political comments that can truncate our democracy.
“We believe that Nigerians see this new unscrupulous advocacy as a comedy to entertain only the unsuspecting.”